This is a booklet for bars, taverns, restaurants, cafes and clubs. It provides guidance on strategies and tools to assist staff in licensed premises meet host responsibility requirements under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. A sample host responsibility policy is included.
This resource is available as a booklet to download or as a folder resource. It provides an overview of the legal obligations and responsibilities of clubs with alcohol licences. The folder resource has space to collate all relevant information in one place.
If you are a club and would like to order a copy, contact your local licensing inspector, Police alcohol harm prevention officer or public health officer who can deliver it to your premises.
Only licensing inspectors, Police alcohol harm prevention officers and public health officers may order copies of the folder resource but anyone can download the PDF booklet version.
The Bar Code: Frontline Bar Staff and the Law booklet
1 May 2019
This booklet was updated and replaced in February 2021 by the Host Responsibility Guide, which provides practical advice on what bar staff (including volunteer bar servers at clubs) need to do by law when serving alcohol in licensed premises.
Safer bars and restaurants – A guide to Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
3 April 2019
Safer bars and restaurants – A guide to Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) provides guidance information for licensees and their staff to assist in establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment in pubs, taverns, hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes and clubs.
A card (A6 size) to remind servers of alcohol in clubs to only serve alcohol to authorised customers. This version DOES NOT include ‘guests of a member of another club with reciprocal visiting rights’.
Check the conditions on your licence to see which card to order.
Alcohol Game Plan for bar staff - Managing alcohol in clubs
1 February 2018
This is a short guide for people working behind the bar in clubs with a club licence to serve and supply alcohol. It outlines key requirements, such as, only serving alcohol to club members or guests of members, and host responsibility strategies and interventions.
Alcohol Game Plan for club committees - Managing alcohol in clubs
1 February 2018
This is a short guide for club committees and managers with a club licence to serve and supply alcohol. It outlines key requirements about the law, such as, only serving alcohol to club members or guests of members, club alcohol and host responsibility policies, bar staff training, alcohol management plans, and penalties and fines.